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Room for Voice & Speech Therapy
Room for Voice & Speech Therapy
Evaluations and therapy by speech therapists (speech pathologists)
"Spasmodic Dysphonia"
"Spasmodic Dysphonia" Edited by T. Kobayashi (Jiku-Shuppan, Tokyo, 2000)
Several chapetrs written by M. Kumada
Laryngeal Storoboscopic Endoscopy System
Laryngeal Storoboscopic Endoscopy System
Originally asembled system by which vocal fold vibrations can be observed

Dr. KUMADA is a specialist of VOICE & SPEECH (LOGOPEDICS and PHONIATRICS) which covers disorders of VOICE, PRONUNCIATION, SPEECH and LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT.

KUMADA CLINIC is one of the two institutes in Japan which provide BOTULINUM TOXIN INJECTION for SPASMODIC DYSPHONIA with trained technique of LARYNGEAL EMG.

SPEECH THERAPISTS in our clinic provide voice and speech therapy as welll as swallowing disorder therapy.


SPEECH THERAPISTS
"SPEECH THERAPIST" (as "SPEECH PATHOLOGIST/AUDIOLOGIST" in USA) is a title certified by Japanese Government. SPEECH THERAPISTS in our clinic provide voice and speech therapy as well as swallowing disorder therapy. Their therapy is covered by Japanese Government Health Insurances and Social Insurance.


BOTULINUM TOXIN INJECTION for SPASMODIC DYSPHONIA
SPASMODIC DYSPHONIA is a pathological entity in which many symptoms (including voice break, strained voice, devoicing of vowels, blocking, etc.) are found sporadically in speech. These symptoms are caused by the hyperadduction (or sometimes hyperabduction) of the vocal folds.

BOTULINUM TOXIN INJECTION into vocal folds is very effective because of reversible partial palsy of vocal folds caused by BOTULINUM TOXIN. Its effectiveness will be for 3-4 months.

KUMADA CLINIC is one of the two institutes in Japan which provide BOTULINUM TOXIN INJECTION for SPASMODIC DYSPHONIA with trained technique of LARYNGEAL EMG.

Sessions of BOTULINUM TOXIN INJECTION for SPASMODIC DYSPHONIA will be held

Every Saturday, from 14:10 (Appointment Necessary)
(Closed on 5th Saturdays)
Charge: ¥30,000 + Tax (¥2,400)


LARYNGEAL EMG
LARYNGEAL EMG (Electro-Myography) is a very important examination to make a diagnosis of voice and speech disorders. Trained technique and experience are necessary to do this examination. Dr. KUMADA is one of very few doctors who can do this examination. Many patients have been being referred to our clinic from many university hospitals and general hospitals.

Very thin electrodes are inserted into several kinds of laryngeal muscles which are identified by trained technique. Signals of muscle activity during speech provide us very important information which is necessary to make an diagnosis of some kinds of voice and speech disorders.

KUMADA CLINIC is one of the two institutes in Japan which provide BOTULINUM TOXIN INJECTION for SPASMODIC DYSPHONIA with trained technique of LARYNGEAL EMG.
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